Progressives. Don’t. Care.
The military is just another government bureaucracy to them, soldiers are just more government jobs, and any problem that comes up will be met with policy changes and more money diverted from warfighting to policy enforcement.
Readiness and capability is a punchline to them. They never intend on getting into another ground war. The future is drones, haven’t you heard?
The idea that the military is anything more than a symbol of outdated conservative thinking is comical to them. The only reason progressives like it at all is because everyone wears a uniform and obeys whatever social experiment thrown at them without a word of complaint.
Don’t tell that that the military is being made into a useless, ROE-and-policy bound Gulliver. They. Don’t. Care. In fact, total victory to them is turning the military into a neutered and inoperable joke.
She, of course, is so totally sociopathic she probably couldn't get promoted but she did do pilot stuff and got shot.
That, BTW, did not make her more intelligent or knowledgeable ~ she's lucky she didn't get shot twice more.